Marshall County Jail – Benton, KY

Marshall County Jail is located in Marshall County, Kentucky and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Marshall County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Marshall County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Marshall County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marshall County Jail
80 Judicial Dr.
Benton, KY 42025

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (270) 527-4760
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Marshall County Jail you should navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Marshall County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you can check our Kentucky county jail guide: Other Jails in Kentucky


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Marshall County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Marshall County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Marshall County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Marshall County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Marshall County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official Marshall County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: (270) 527-4760

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Marshall County Jail is:

Marshall County Jail
80 Judicial Dr.
Benton, KY 42025

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marshall County Jail
80 Judicial Dr.
Benton, KY 42025


The mail policy at Marshall County Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the official Marshall County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Marshall County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Kentucky State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access court records with the Marshall County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Marshall County magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can request to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Marshall County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you won’t find the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Marshall County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to find out if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Marshall County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marshall County,the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Marshall County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marshall County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Marshall County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to jail inmates could change, so it would be best to visit the site when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marshall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marshall County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Marshall County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Marshall County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Marshall County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Marshall County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Marshall County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Marshall County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Marshall County Jail Link
    Marshall County Jail Inmate Search
    View Marshall County Jail Mugshots
    Marshall County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Marshall County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Marshall County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Marshall County Jail
    Marshall County Warrants
    Marshall County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Marshall County Jail
    Marshall County Jail Jobs


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